Nothing to do with bicycles this time.
In a dark corner of the garage I discovered a discarded and dirty old carboy – a very big, glass bottle. They were originally used for preserving or fermenting liquids but I think people use them for terrariums too. I have a fancy for turning it into a table lamp. Paul groaned when I told him this, I can’t think why.
Yesterday he gave it a good clean with the pressure washer and then drilled a hole at the side for an electric wire. I held it firmly while he carefully drilled, holding my breath and expecting the glass to shatter into a thousand pieces. Luckily it didn’t break.
We have ordered on-line a cork bung for the top opening. The biggest light fixture we can buy is 50 mm wide but the aperture is 100 mm wide. My plan is to fit the cork bung and then make a smaller hole in the cork for the light fixture. I shall buy some coloured flex to make it all look a bit snazzy. Watch this space.
I cannot go without mentioning my youngest daughter‘s latest acquisition. Jeremiah is a stuffed polecat - a genuine piece of taxidermy. I don’t know how she can sleep at night sharing a room with him. Apparently a lot of the ‘lads’ in her RAF accommodation block have pet gerbils and hamsters. Kat thought a stuffed polecat would be easier to look after.
|Kat made him a hat to wear|